Prog/jazz fusion metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan have released a fantastic music video for “When I Lost My Bet”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album One Of Us Is The Killer (out May 14th via Sumerian Records). The highly stylized, chaotic, frenzied video is full of blood and gore and is what I would imagine Jan Švankmajer’s films would look like were he a bit more macabre. While I’m not a fan of the band, I was definitely hooked by the video and highly recommend giving it a watch below.
TDEP is currently on tour with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. All tour dates are below. READ MORE
Prog-metal band The Dillinger Escape Plan has announced a full N. American tour that will see them touring with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. TDEP will kick off the tour at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest and will also include a performance at the Revolver Golden Gods award show. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming album One Of Us Is A Killer, which comes out May 14th.
Guitar Ben Weinman comments, “It’s been a while since we’ve been out doing what we do best. We’re excited to present this album to the world.”
The full touring schedule as well as a short video clip compiled from road footage can be seen below. READ MORE
British metal band Cradle Of Filth has announced that they have been forced to cancel their N. American tour due to US immigration issues. The band was going to tour in support of their latest album The Manticore And Other Horrors, which was released last October.
Per their announcement: Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour ’28 Days Closer to Hell’ is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.
They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.
The band sincerely apologise to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour. READ MORE
British horror-inspired metal band Cradle Of Filth has announced a full N. American headline tour with support coming from The Faceless, Decapitated, and The Agonist. This tour is in support of their latest release The Manticore And Other Horrors, which came out Oct. 30th. You can check out the full touring schedule below. READ MORE
The lineup for California Metalfest 6 has been released and it is packed full of heavy bands. Included is headliner Killswitch Engage who will be performing their 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety for the first time ever in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The event will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. WWE superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the event along with several other TBA special guests. Tickets for the event can be found here.
The line-up also includes Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body, and more. READ MORE
Readers, mark your calendars for Sept. 4th. On that date, Bloody-Disgusting will be premiering what might be one of the greatest music videos of all time: Nekrogoblikon‘s “No One Survives”. Yeah, I went there. “Big words,” you say? I’m holding firm and standing my ground. I’ve seen more music videos than I care to think about, so I feel pretty confident in this claim. Below is a teaser for the video.
The song comes from Nekrogoblikon’s 2011 album Stench, which you can snag off of Bandcamp (I highly recommend it. It’s loads of fun). You can also follow the band on their official Facebook.
The band will also be playing at the The Grove in Anaheim, CA on Aug. 25th as part of the Summer Slaughter tour, which features Cannibal Corpse, Periphery, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, and many more. Tickets can be found here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Metal Blade Records artist Job For A Cowboy to bring you an amazing, intense music video for their song “Tarnished Gluttony”, which comes off their latest album Demonocracy. Directed by Michael Panduro (the man behind the fantastic Cephalic Carnage “Ohrwurm” video), the video is deceptively subtle, almost poetic. Suddenly, everything changes in one horrific moment. Featuring strong Lovecraft-ian elements, this music video is definitely NSFW, so take heed and be careful where you watch it.
Job For A Cowboy are currently on tour on the Summer Slaughter Festival. Remaining tour dates are below. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me are gearing up for the release of their latest studio album The Parallex II: Future Sequence (pre-orders available here). To whet the appetite of fans, the band is now streaming the song “Telos”, a near 10-minute epic track of progressive metal brutality. You can listen to the song below.
BTBAM are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour. All dates are below. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me will be releasing The Parallax II: Full Sequence, their seventh full-length studio album, on October 9th. Jamie King, friend of the band and producer, engineered, mixed, and mastered the album while Chandler Owen has taken care of the artwork.
The album is a continuation of the story of their 2011 EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep. Guitarist Paul Waggoner further explains, “The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters. We really enjoyed the challenge of writing this record, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how well the music and lyrics jived with one another. I couldn’t be happier with how Future Sequence turned out.”
Read on for more information from vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers as well as the official artwork for the album and tour dates for The Summer Slaughter Tour, which sees BTBAM touring with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Periphery, Veil of Maya, and many more. READ MORE
Nick Schendzielos, bassist of Job For A Cowboy, will be forced to sit out the first few weeks of the Summer Slaughter Tour due to his girlfriend being involved in a head-on collision on her scooter. Mike “Gunface” McKenzie from The Red Chord will be taking his place during that time. All tour dates for the festival, which is headlined by Cannibal Corpse and features bands such as Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, and more, can be seen below.
Comments Schendzielos: “Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!”
Adds McKenzie: “I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.”
My best wishes go out to Schendzielos’ girlfriend on a speedy recovery. READ MORE
Prog/djent metal band Periphery have released a video teaser for their upcoming album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Due for release on July 3rd via Sumerian Records, the album will see Periphery expanding their combination of brutal tech metal with beautiful progressive elements. The album also features guest solos from Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), and Wes Hauch (The Faceless). Pre-orders are available here.
Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: “We are very happy to announce the full track listing [see below] and show you guys the artwork for our sophomore release. We put so much hard work and time into this album and we thank all of you for your continued support and patience. The album clocks in at sixty-nine minutes exactly and has tons of brand new material, so I assure you it is well worth the wait. Make sure to keep on the lookout for the first track which we will be releasing in the coming weeks.”
The band will be performing on the Summer Slaughter tour this July/August. Tour dates can be found on Periphery’s Facebook. READ MORE
Sealakes, the new solo project from Casey Lagos debuted a video of Lagos recording the song Go Again on www.myspace.com/sealakes
. Lagos plays drums, guitar, bass, piano and performs vocals for the project. “I started playing drums and guitar when I was three years old. I usually write songs by a riff appearing in my head and from there I can imagine the whole arrangement with drums” Lagos said. Two songs Go Again and Every Heart appear on the myspace
page and hint at the muscular yet melodic approach of the project.
Though only 22 Casey Lagos has been a professional musician for over six years. The Orange County CA resident was a founding member of Stick To Your Guns who released their first album on Sumerian Records (The Faceless, Asking Alexandria) when he was sixteen. Around the same time Lagos was playing drums for rhythmic hardcore unit, The Warriors which afforded him the experience and connections to give Stick To Your Guns a good kick off. After years of touring and contributing writing for a significant portion of Stick To Your Guns sophomore album Comes From The Heart (Century Media 2008) Lagos left to pursue a different path. ’After I was done playing with Stick To Your Guns I wasn’t sure what direction to head in. I knew music was the only thing I ever did well in but there weren’t any doors open at the time. It’s a crazy story but I went to a prayer group that’s part of my church. I told the lady running it that I just needed to see God’s direction clear as water and after praying she said God would give me a voice and he wants me to use it for him. I had always had a clean singing voice since I was a kid, but that hit me like a ton of bricks. On the drive home I tried to scream, which i could never do before, and it came out with ease, every time I got goosebumps. I then had all the pieces to the puzzle, seeing as I could already write music, the vocals were all of a sudden there, and I knew what I had to do.’
Decibel Magazine and Extreme Management Group are proud to finally announce tour dates for “The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010”! New York based extreme metal legends Suffocation will tour North America this Fall with prog-deathster The Faceless, deathcore merchants Through The Eyes Of The Dead, tech-death meisters Decrepit Birth, and Italy’s brutal/symphonic/avante garde horde Fleshgod Apocalypse. Confirmed dates are after the jump!
The Video for Cataclysmic Purification was directed by David Brodsky (Arsis, God Forbid, Kataklysm, Swashbuckle) with animation by Tim Kellen.
, Nashville’s supercharged heavy metal outfit, has posted a brand new song, “Heavy Lies The Crown”, on their official MySpace page. The explosive, Southern-fueled track from The Showdown’s forthcoming full-length, Blood In The Gears, can now be streamed
, joining the album’s recently revealed title track. Blood In The Gears hits stores on August 24th on Solid State Records. Fans can also pre-order the album, and chose from various bundle packages HERE
Blood In The Gears was recorded and produced by The Showdown’s own Jeremiah Scott (bass) at his home studio, Anthem Productions. The album was mixed by Steve Blackmon (Living Sacrifice, Project 86), with Troy Glessener at Spectre handling the mastering. Artwork comes courtesy of Ryan Clark at Invisible Creature Inc. Blood In The Gears is The Showdown’s second Solid State release, following 2008’s Back Breaker.
Florida based death metal legends Malevolent Creation
have uploaded the song “Slaughterhouse” to the band’s Myspace page
. The track comes from their upcoming 11th studio outing entitled Invidious Dominion, which will be released on August 24 in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Invidious Dominion was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Krisium, Goatwhore) at Mana Studios in Florida. The cover art was brought to life this time around by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (The Faceless, Immortal, Abysmal Dawn).
Watch a video clip of the recording process:
Summer Slaughter – North America’s most extreme tour for underground metal – is returning to the U.S. and Canada in July!
The 31-date tour features headliners Decapitated from Poland plus The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains and launches in San Diego, California on July 17th. Tickets will cost between $18 – $20 in advance almost everywhere with the exception of Los Angeles and New York City.
States guitarist Vogg of the tour’s headlining act Decapitated: “After a couple years of silence, Decapitated will return to the U.S. & Canada to headline Summer Slaughter Tour 2010!!! We will kick your asses again together with The Faceless, Cephalic Carnage, Vital Remains, and all those other amazing bands!!! See you guys soon and be ready for one of the loudest tours of the year!!! Can’t wait!!!”
Boston, Mass grind metalers The Red Chord are confirmed for this summer’s Summer Slaughter Tour featuring Decapitated, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, and Vital Remains. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on Saturday July 17 and finishes up in San Francisco, CA on Monday August 23.
Here’s what bassist Greg Weeks has to say about being out on the tour; “Summer Slaughter! Looking forward to old friends, new friends, borrowed and blue friends, cookouts, dance-offs, smelly people, burgers, long van rides, karate lessons, octopus balls, seedy areas, elastic waistband jeans, laughter and enjoying myself. See you there!!!”
Vocalist Guy Kozowyk adds; “We are excited to perform on a tour of bands slightly closer to our core style. It has been a while. Hopefully volcanoes and other natural disasters don’t piss on our parade this time around. Fingers are crossed!”
If you’re a fan of THE FACELESS you’re not going to want to miss their upcoming co-headlining tour with DYING FETUS. The band just announced via their mySpace page that they’ll be playing their latest album “Planetary Duality” in its entirety from start to finish.
The tour is scheduled to kick off on November 14 and you can find a list of tour dates on their myspace page.
Head over to Metal Sucks to win a pair of tickets to the New York City show on 11/28.
Guitarist Michael Keene commented “I think this is going to be the best THE FACELESS performance anyone has caught to date. You can expect a few older songs in there as well and we’re going to try and make this set a very unique experience for everyone who’s coming. Don’t miss this one!” READ MORE